List of derecho events

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The following is a list of notable derecho events.

North America[edit]

Event Date Notes
Ohio Fireworks Derecho July 4, 1969
1977 Southern - Mid-Atlantic derecho June 6, 1977 [citation needed]
Independence Day Derecho of 1977 July 4, 1977
More Trees Down Derecho July 4–5, 1980
Western Wisconsin Derecho July 15, 1980
Illinois/Michigan Derecho July 16, 1980 [citation needed]
I-94 Derecho July 19, 1983
West Virginia Derecho April 9, 1991
Southern Great Lakes Derecho of 1991 July 7–8, 1991
Pakwash Forest Blowdown July 18, 1991 near Ear Falls, Ontario - 191,400 hectares of forest blown down[1]
Storm of the Century (1993) March 12–13, 1993 Florida & Cuba; associated with very significant storm surge
July 1993 Central Plains derecho July 8–9, 1993 [2]
Heat Wave of 1995 Derecho Series July 11–15, 1995 affected 15 U.S. States from Montana to New England & Ontario, Canada
Late-May 1998 Tornado Outbreak and Derecho May 30–31, 1998 crossed 4 Great Lakes
Corn Belt Derecho June 29, 1998
New York State Labor Day Derechos September 7, 1998
Boundary Waters-Canadian Derecho July 4–5, 1999 [3]
May 25, 2000 North Carolina Derecho May 25, 2000 [4]
2001 Central Wisconsin derecho June 11, 2001 [citation needed]
October 2001 Mississippi-Ohio Valleys derecho October 24, 2001
Memphis Summer Storm of 2003 July 22, 2003 aka "Hurricane Elvis"
Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania May 21, 2004 [5]
Mississippi - Tennessee Valley Derecho of 2004 July 13, 2004 [citation needed]
Southern U.S. March Derecho March 9, 2006
April 2, 2006 Tornado Outbreak April 2, 2006
Heat wave of 2006 derecho series July 17–19 and 21, 2006
June 4, 2008 derecho June 4, 2008 [6]
June 2008 Omaha derecho June 27, 2008
The Iowa Summer Derecho of 2008 July 21, 2008 [7][8]
Chicago Derecho August 4, 2008
May 2009 derecho series May 3–8, 2009
May 2009 Southern Midwest derecho May 8, 2009
June 2009 Mid-South Derecho June 12, 2009 [citation needed]
June 2009 Southern KY derecho June 16, 2009
June 2009 Midwest Derecho series June 17–19, 2009 [citation needed]
June 18 Midwest derechos June 18, 2010
Late June 2010 Hybrid Derecho June 23, 2010 [citation needed]
October 2010 North American storm complex October 23–28, 2010
June 2011 Northwest Indiana derecho June 4, 2011 [citation needed]
July 2011 Iowa-Illinois-Michigan-Ohio derecho July 11, 2011 [9]
June 2012 Lower Mississippi Valley derecho June 11, 2012 [citation needed]
Summer heat wave of 2012 derecho series June 29, 2012-August 2012
June 2012 North American derecho June 29–30, 2012 passed through nine states from Indiana to New Jersey, cutting power to millions[10]
Late July 2012 North American derecho July 26, 2012 Third derecho in 4 weeks to impact west-central Ohio
June 12–13, 2013 derecho and tornado outbreak series June 12–13, 2013 Three derechos developed; one on June 12 and two on June 13
Late June 2013 Chicago derecho June 24, 2013
Late August 2013 Derecho August 30, 2013 Third derecho to impact northern Illinois since June 24, 2013.

Europe[edit]

Event Date Notes
July 1995 Switzerland - Germany Derecho 22 July 1995 [citation needed]
July 2002 Finland derecho 5 July 2002 [11] known as storm "Unto" in Finnish.[12]
July 2002 Germany derecho 10 July 2002 [13] (Crossair Flight 850)
2003 Mediterranean derecho 17 August 2003 Struck Catalonia, Spain and Languedoc to Roussillon, France with up to F2 damage[14]
2007 winter derecho 18 January 2007 Significant derecho across northern and central Europe embedded within Kyrill windstorm caused many fatalities[15]
March 2008 Central Europe derecho 1 March 2008 Significant derecho embedded within Emma windstorm caused more than dozen fatalities[15]
Middle Europa (Czech) Derecho 25–26 June 2008 [16][17]
July 2009 Middle Europe Derecho 23–24 July 2009 [citation needed]
2010 Heat Wave derecho series 7–14 July 2010 Multiple significant derechos (with tornado(s)) across Belgium, the Netherlands[18]
July 2010 Finland derecho 29-30 July 2010 Known as "Asta" in Finland, felled roughly 1 million cubic metres of trees. Rare European nocturnal derecho.[19]
August 2010 Baltic - Finland derecho 8 August 2010 Severe wind gusts more than 36 m/s measured in Estonia.[20] This is a likely derecho event, but not confirmed.[19]

South America[edit]

Event Date Notes
Amazon Blowdown 16–18 January 2005 Massive derecho felled ~540 million trees within Amazonia, Brazil[21]
Buenos Aires windstorm 4 April 2012 Windstorm and tornadoes caused 25 fatalities near Buenos Aires, Argentina[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pictures and Videos of Derechos". Facts about Derechos which are very damaging windstorms. NOAA. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Bentley, Mace; Cooper, Stonie (Sep 1997). "The 8 and 9 July 1993 Nebraska Derecho: An Observational Study and Comparison to the Climatology of Related Mesoscale Convective Systems". Wea. Forecasting 12 (3): 678–688. doi:10.1175/1520-0434(1997)012<0678:TAJNDA>2.0.CO;2. 
  3. ^ The Derecho of 4-5 July 1999 in Southern Quebec
  4. ^ Mesoscale Convective Systems: A Review
  5. ^ "Severe Derecho, wind gusts 80-120 mph expected". US Weather Forums Eastern US Weather Forums. Web link. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  6. ^ WTOP, 2012-09-02
  7. ^ DVN July 2008 Derecho (Report). NOAA. August 2008. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dvn/?n=ev20080720wind. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  8. ^ Rare 'derecho' leaves swath of damage across Iowa (Report). Quad City Times. July 2008. http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_0cefc0ab-9d2c-5454-aafc-0130fdadc04e.html. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  9. ^ "July 11, 2011 East Central Iowa Derecho". National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office. July 19, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ Samenow, Jason (June 29, 2012). "Derecho: Behind Washington, D.C.’s destructive thunderstorm outbreak". Washington Post (Washington, DC). 
  11. ^ Punkka, Ari-Juhani; Teittinen, Jenni (Oct 2006). "Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of a High-Latitude Derecho–Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak in Finland on 5 July 2002". Wea. Forecasting 21 (5): 752–763. doi:10.1175/WAF953.1. 
  12. ^ Helminen, Jaako. "Finnish Local View on the Factors Accounting for the Costs of Weather-Related Disasters (specifically, Floods and Storms) in Recent Decades and Implications of Understanding these for both Research and Policy". Finnish Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  13. ^ Gatzen, Christoph (Jun 2004). "A Derecho in Europe: Berlin, 10 July 2002". Wea. Forecasting 19 (3): 2004. doi:10.1175/1520-0434(2004)019<0639:ADIEBJ>2.0.CO;2. 
  14. ^ López, J. Manuel (Feb 2007). "A Mediterranean derecho: Catalonia (Spain), 17th August 2003". Atmos. Res. 83 (2-4): 272–83. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2005.08.008. 
  15. ^ a b Gatzen, Christoph; Tomas Púčik; David Ryva (Jun 2011). "Two cold-season derechoes in Europe". Atmos. Res. 100 (4): 740–8. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.11.015. 
  16. ^ Púčik, Tomáš; M. Francová; D. Rýva; M. Kolář; L. Ronge (Jun 2011). "Forecasting challenges during the severe weather outbreak in Central Europe on 25 June 2008". Atmos. Res. 100 (4): 680–704. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.11.014. 
  17. ^ Simon, André; J. Kaňák; A. Sokol; M. Putsay; L. Uhrínová; K. Csirmaz; Ľ. Okon; R. Habrovský (Jun 2011). "Case study of a severe windstorm over Slovakia and Hungary on 25 June 2008". Atmos. Res. 100 (4): 705–39. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.012. 
  18. ^ Hamid, Karim (Apr 2012). "Investigation of the passage of a derecho in Belgium". Atmos. Res. 107: 86–105. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.12.013. 
  19. ^ a b "Extreme weather events in July 2010 in Finland". Finnish Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Võimas äikesetorm" (in Estonian). EMHI. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  21. ^ Negrón-Juárez, Robinson I.; J.Q. Chambers, G. Guimaraes, H. Zeng, C.F.M. Raupp, D.M. Marra, G.H.P.M. Ribeiro, S.S. Saatchi, B.W. Nelson, and N. Higuchi (19 August 2010). "Widespread Amazon forest tree mortality from a single cross-basin squall line event". Geophys. Res. Lett. 37 (L16701). doi:10.1029/2010GL043733. 
  22. ^ "Continúan las tareas de limpieza tras el temporal y miles de usuarios siguen sin luz". Clarin.com (in Spanish). 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-07-02. )

External links[edit]

  • Derechoes in Europe
  • [1] NWS: Derecho photos from June 16, 2009 outbreak
  • [2] NWS: More about the June 16th 2009 Derecho
  • [3] NOAA: "About Derechos" web page (with illustrations) by the NOAA-NWS-NCEP Storm Prediction Center